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Kealkill N.S. welcome new pupils

It has been a busy start to our first term of the school year. We extend a warm welcome to our Junior Infants who are starting their primary school journey. We wish them many happy days in Kealkill N.S. September 2016 marks a new beginning and a new look for Kealkill N.S. as the pupils are dressed in the new school uniform. We have received a lot of positive feedback

Anam Cara Cork Bereavement Information Evening

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 5th October from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Ambassador Hotel, Military Road, Cork. The event gives parents an opportunity to hear a professional, experienced in bereavement support, talk about the many challenges families have to face into after the death of their son or daughter. There will be time after the talk to speak

Former Gangster to Speak in Bandon

John Pridmore, the former London gangster will be sharing his amazing story in Bandon Parish Church on Monday the 3rd of October at 7.30pm as part of a Parish Mission running from Monday the 3rd – Friday the 7th of October.Evening sessions: Monday to Friday 7.30pm.Everyone Welcome. John has recently returned from Washington and Canada after speaking at international conferences and speaking to thousands of young people in schools and prisons.Fifty two year old Pridmore

Caheragh Scouts news

The 13th Caheragh Scout Group; Are hosting an open day event on next Saturday the 24th September from 4 – 6 pm opposite the Travellers Rest Pub and The Dr O’Sullivan park Caheragh. All are welcome to come along and participate in Games, Scouting skills, Refreshments and meet the Groups sections Beaver’s 6-9 years, Cub’s 9-12 years and Scouts 13-15 years we also have a Venture and a Rover section,

Bric-a-brac sale for Syria & Lesotho

A big bric-a-brac and craft sale is taking place in the Old Cinema, The Square, Bantry, Weds 5th to Sat 8th October (10am-6pm daily). A massive range of items will be on sale, including second hand goods and new crafts. 100% of the funds raised will go to two charities, Together for Better Days and Action Lesotho. The sale is being organised by two West Cork-based women, Christine Brewer and

Macroom branch of the Cope Foundation awarded €500 by Aldi’s Macroom store staff

Macroom charity benefits from new Aldi community support fund ALDI is delighted to announce that the Macroom branch of the Cope Foundation is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s new community support fund.  Aldi’s Macroom store staff have awarded the Macroom branch of the Cope Foundation a €500 grant in recognition of its tremendous work within the local community and to help support its vital services.

October 2016  Blood Donor Clinics in County Cork

  CLONAKILTY Fernhill House Hotel Tue 11 Oct 5pm – 8.30pm CLONAKILTY Fernhill House Hotel Wed 12 Oct 3pm – 5pm  & 7pm – 9pm CHARLEVILLE Charleville Park Hotel Mon 24 Oct 3pm – 5pm  & 7pm – 9pm RINGASKIDDY Ferry Terminal Tue 25 Oct 4pm – 7.30pm DUNMANWAY The Parkway Hotel Wed 26 Oct 5pm – 8.30pm DUNMANWAY The Parkway Hotel Thu 27 Oct 3pm – 5pm  & 7pm

All aboard the Model T – Announcing the premiere of the West Cork film ‘The Fordes of Ballinascarthy – Freedom From Famine’

A NEW movie made by the Ballinascarthy Foro?ige Youth Group, The Fordes of Ballinascarthy – Freedom From Famine premieres on October 15th at 8pm in Ballinascarthy Hall with special guest Maurice O’Callaghan, well known West Cork director of Broken Harvest. The idea of making a film to document the Fordes emigrating to America from Ballinascarthy in West Cork in 1847 was made possible by Cork film maker Tim McCoy but

Castletownbere and Dunmanway Community Hospital residents parachute into the past and imagine the future for Ireland 2016

Michael Collins, TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD and Councillor Joe Carroll are in Dunmanway Community Hospital on Friday 16th September to celebrate Culture Night 20156 and in particular the collaborative efforts of artist Sarah Ruttle with staff and residents of two West Cork Community Hospitals, Dunmanway and Castletownbere. Sarah along with artists Colm Rooney in Dunmanway Community Hospital and Tess Leak and Liz Clark in Castletownbere Community Hospital have worked

West Cork Women Against Violence Project to launch ‘Someone to Turn To, Somewhere to Go’ report in Skibbereen

IN 2015 over 1,200 calls were made to a West Cork domestic violence crisis helpline by women in the area seeking help. Following the recent murders of Clodagh Hawe and her sons in Cavan, there has been a further spike in the numbers of women contacting West Cork Women Against Violence Project based in Bantry. Earlier this year the Project commissioned an evaluation of the impact and importance of domestic

Rathbarry and District Vintage Club annual show

THE Rathbarry and District Vintage Club will be holding their annual tractor, car and motorcycle run and field day on Sunday, 25th September in aid of Cope Foundation, Clonakilty and Galleyflash Rowing Club. Sign in will take place in Rathbarry Hall from 11am with the run starting at 12 noon. Field events will start from 2pm onwards. There will be an army vechicle display amongst the attractions.

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club 7 Mile Run

The 2nd Annual Kilmacsimon Rowing Club “Knocknacurra 7 Mile Road Race” will take place on Sunday, 9th October at 12 noon, commencing from Kilmacsimon Community Centre. This Race is in memory of three local & International athletes of Courceys Parish – Patsy O’Flynn, Bob Hales & Bill Nolan. Perpetual for Overall Winner + Age Category Prizes.  Entry Fee = €10. This is a timed event. Complimentary post race refreshments &

Sixth Annual ‘Rosscarbery Steam Engine’ 5km Fun Run on October 1st

Now in it’s sixth year, the Annual Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5km Fun Run will take place on Saturday October 1st at 5pm. The run is named in honour of the one-time Irish and USA Champion 400-metres champion runner T.J. O’Mahony and is a 5km (3.1 miles in total) double circuit of the scenic lagoon in Rosscarbery. The race has full AAI Permit. Every year a different local charity is chosen

Lisheens House Official Opening

John Lonergan, former governor of Mountjoy Prison, cuts the ribbon at the launch of Lisheens House new premises in Skibbereen, watched by Ray Cullen (‘Talk to Tom’ Wexford), Jim Daly TD, Noreen Murphy Founder of Lisheens House, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD, Michael Collins TD and Mick Kearns Manager of Lisheens House. The centre, which will house counselling, education, training and support services, is located in the former print room of

Fun runners turn out for Cork Association for Autism’s Blue Balloon Fun Run

The Cork Association for Autism’s annual 6km Blue Balloon Fun Run & Walk took place on Sunday in Blackrock. Participants took off from the Marina near Páirc Uí Chaoimh waving their blue balloons to raise awareness for autism. RTE’s Paschal Sheehy officially started the race with a Garda Escort motorcyclist leading the way down the Old Railway Line and back along the water finishing up by Blackrock Castle. There was

Clon Special Olympics celebrates first 10 years

The Clonakilty Special Olympics Club members and the general public enjoyed the street party at Asna Square last Saturday 10th September in what turned out to be the only dry day of the weekend! The “SO Saturday Street Party” was organised to celebrate the clubs first 10 years in existence. A great atmosphere prevailed as the 20 athletes and family members arrived on the Choo Choo with Mayor Anthony McDermott

The Dementia Roadshow: awareness, skills, education – coming to Kinsale

Cork County Council is pleased to announce details of the DCU/HSE “Elevator Roadshow” which will be coming to Kinsale Town on Wednesday afternoon the 21st September. On the day it will be calling at the Kinsale College of Further Education from 3-4 pm and will be in the Methodist Church, Kinsale from 2-5pm. The Roadshow, which is supported by the Kinsale Age Friendly Town Programme and the Kinsale College of

Anam Cara West Cork Bereavement Information Evening

Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 27th of September from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Westlodge Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork.   ”I have been to two Information Evenings. Both speakers were exceptionally good. I received very valuable nuggets of information and I got great comfort from speaking to the other parents afterwards,” said one bereaved mother.  

In Pictures – Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge Awards 2016

THE Anti Litter Challenge Awards Night was held in County Hall on Thursday 8th of September. West Cork was well represented among the 114 communities that took part in this year’s competition, and Thursday was the occasion when the winners of the towns categories were announced, as well as best improvers in the villages category, and the county final winners in the villages category. The Council’s annual Anti Litter Challenge

Reform needed to ensure carers can access full state pension says Moynihan

Fianna Fáil Cork North West TD Aindrias Moynihan says reform is needed to ensure people who take time out of the workforce to care for children or an elderly relative are not subsequently denied access to a full pension. “The Government should address this issue and ensure that a person who has taken time out of the workforce to care for children or an elderly relative is not unfairly disadvantaged.

Cork County Council Big Bike Ride 2016

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Seamus McGrath and Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey, will be leading the way and showing how everyone can take part in the 2016 Big Bike Ride. The event, now in its sixth year, aims to promote a healthy lifestyle for Cork County Council staff while also highlighting the Cork County Council ‘Bike to Work ‘scheme. The Big Bike Ride also

Lessons must be learned from Áras Attracta report

Responding to the publication of the report on Áras Attracta, the Fianna Fáil Disability Spokesperson Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD says that “lessons must be learned and that there must be a fundamental change in approach to people with intellectual disabilities.” “We were all appalled and shocked by the revelations at Aras Attracta. It’s crucial that the HSE ensures a situation like this is never repeated. This report clearly highlights the

The 2016 Run Forest Run will take place on Sunday, September 18th at 12 noon.

The 2016 Run Forest Run will take place on Sunday, September 18th at 12 noon. Following the great success of last year’s event, the 5 mile multi-terrain run returns. Starting at Galleyflash Rowing Club’s boathouse in Kilkern Lake, the run will follow the path of the Lake Walk to Rathbarry and will then move onto Castlefreke Woods with sections of road running, an off-road path and beach running on Long

Drama workshop with Alison Glennie at Cope Foundation Gallery, Clonakilty

Venue: Cope Foundation Gallery, Harte’s Courtyard, Clonakilty. Time: 2pm – 3pm Friday 16th September | Booking: 023 883 4955 | Web: www.cope-foundation.ie An intergenerational, inclusive, drama session, facilitated by actor Alison Glennie. Activities will include theatre games and improvisation.

Macroom Food Festival 2016 – Food, glorious food and lots of fun in store this September!  

When: Thursday 22nd Friday 23rd Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016 Where: Food, drink and entertainment events will take place at a number of indoor and outdoor venues across the town centre, including the Main Square, the Castle Hotel, various pubs, cafés and restaurants, Town Hall, Leisure Centre and Riverside Park Hotel. What: Food, glorious food, music and fun for all the family: a vintage tea dance, a tasting

Carbery Macra News

ON Sunday the 28th of August Bantry Macra held their Know your Neighbours Macra Na Feirme day. A great day was had with music and fun on the day. On the day the Carbery round of stock judging took place well done to James Murphy who came first and Linda Harrington who came second.